Internal and Home Affairs State Minister J.C. Alawathuwala said yesterday no diplomatic passport was found in possession of any of those arrested in Dubai recently as reported in the media.
He told parliament that according to the information in possession of the Immigration and Emigration Controller no diplomatic or official passport was found among the suspects arrested in Dubai.
The state minister said this in response to a question asked by joint opposition MP Udhaya Gammanpila as to was the diplomatic passport holder arrested in Dubai as reported in Khaleej Times.
Mr. Alawathuwala said this was a mud-slinging campaign by the opposition. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)